Services > Women's Health

Women's Health

At Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC), we have a unique understanding of a woman’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. That is why we have established specialized services at LLUMC with a woman's needs in mind. To help connect you to our physicians and women’s services, we have established a toll-free phone line, (888) 97-WOMEN. Or Click here to connect with a LLUHSH doctor.

Gynecology

From the onset of menstruation through menopause, women require specialized care that nurtures their reproductive health. In addition to conducting well woman examinations, our physicians can address pelvic pain, endometriosis, abnormal bleeding and uterine fibroids. They offer multiple minimally invasive treatment options including endometrial ablation, uterine artery embolization (UAE) laparoscopic surgery, and da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery.  Our physicians also offer the latest in menopausal management, including natural hormone replacement and a comprehensive wellness program. If your symptoms require major surgery, we offer total laparoscopic hysterectomy, and the area's only robotic-assisted hysterectomy.  Both options generally require only an overnight stay, and allow return to normal activities in about 1-2 weeks. LLUMC also offers specialty care for pelvic floor disorders through the Female Pelvic Medicine Program.

Urology & Female Pelvic Health - Female Pelvic Medicine Program

Women who are living with urinary and fecal incontinence, vaginal prolapse, bladder dysfunction, pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, painful intercourse, and dysfunction related to previous pelvic surgery often suffer from compromised quality of life.  The Female Pelvic Health Center offers new hope to women via state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities.  Our diagnostic studies include:

  • Pelvic muscle and nerve testing  - Electromyography
  • Urinary storage and emptying – Complex urodynamics testing
  • Bowel incontinence testing – Anal manometry and EMG
  • Direct visualization of urethra & bladder – Diagnostic Urethrocystoscopy
  • Anal sphincter imaging – High quality MRI

Our comprehensive treatment options for pelvic floor problems include a variety of medications and a range of non-surgical treatments such as:

  • Pelvic muscle rehabilitation (biofeedback and electrical stimulation)
  • Bladder Botox injection to treat overactive bladder syndrome
  • Medication cocktail injection for pelvic pain problems
  • Collagen injection for stress urinary incontinence

Our surgeons are national experts and have specialized training in the area of Female Pelvic Reconstruction.  Some or our surgical treatments include:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for stress urinary incontinence (mini-slings)
  • Minimally invasive surgery for vaginal prolapse (vaginal or Robotic)
  • Sacral nerve modulation for severe overactive bladder syndrome
  • Pelvic reconstruction for dysfunction caused by previous surgery
  • Cosmetic pelvic surgery that is medically necessary

To visit our Urogynecology FAQ click here.

Gynecology and Urology Gynecology Surgeons

Click here to connect with a LLUHSH doctor.